Scor premiums down for 2004

Scor group's gross written premiums for the 2004 financial year came to EUR2578m at constant exchange rates, down 30.2% compared with 2003.At current exchange rates, gross written premiums by the Scor group amounted to EUR2528m, down 31.5% compared to 2003.This decline in premium income is notably due to the reduction indicated in lines written in the large corporate risks sector, itself a function of rigorous business selection and Scor's rating in 2004.The contraction in life and accident